The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday evening that the Dodgers signed free agent pitcher AJ Ramos to a minor league contract. He will be added to the Dodgers’ 60-man player pool.
Ramos, 33, missed all of last season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. He last pitched in the majors in 2018 with the Mets, when he logged 19 2/3 innings with a 6.41 ERA, 22 strikeouts, and 15 walks.
Prior to the injury, Ramos was consistently reliable for the Marlins. From 2013-17, he posted a 2.86 ERA with 391 strikeouts and 181 walks over 337 innings. He earned a nomination to the National League All-Star roster in 2016.
If Ramos makes the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster, he isn’t likely to see high-leverage inning off the bat, but he could work his way into more a meaningful bullpen role as the season progresses. The Dodgers’ bullpen currently features Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, and Blake Treinen at the back end.
PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain.
The left-hander was lifted after two innings Sunday against San Diego due to back spasms.
The Diamondbacks placed Bumgarner on the injured list Monday and selected the contract of right-hander Jeremy Beasley from their alternate training site.
Bumgarner allowed six runs on five hits in two innings against the Padres to remain winless since signing an $85 million, five-year deal with Arizona last offseason. The four-time All-Star has seen his velocity dip into the upper 80s this season and has a 9.35 ERA after Sunday’s start.
Bumgarner was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion in 11 seasons with San Francisco.
Beasley will be making his major league debut.